Self-efficacy in the primary classroom: An investigation into the relationship with performance
This paper explores the relationship between primary pupils’ self efficacy and their performance in science. Using basic techniques adapted from research in the USA, it reports a small scale quantitative study of fifty-two pupils in two parallel classes in an English primary school.
TDA Standards case study: Subject knowledge and application
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a primary undergraduate programme in RE, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to enhance the trainee's subject knowledge.
Managing Change in Small Primary Schools
This is the summary of a fuller research report on change management in small primary schools throughout Scotland. The research was funded by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department (SOEID) and conducted in 1996/97 for the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). Evidence is drawn from two phases: a postal survey sent to all headteachers of small Scottish primary schools (those with less than 120 pupils) and subsequent case studies of 18 of these headteachers. The purpose
Crohns Disease Module 10: Research
Learn about research currently focusing on abnormalities in the immune system, bacteria in the intestine, and genetics. This module will also address how you can help with research to find better ways to treat Crohns, how this will this help develop better medications, and what this research will provide.
Virtual Maths - Numbers, 3D Cylinder simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the formula for calculating the volume of a 3D cylinder
Teaching English Language Learners Workshop 6
Changing classroom demographics call for a range or teaching strategies. In this session, literacy expert Robert Jiménez discusses strategies teachers can use to create a successful learning environment for all students, while supporting English language learners. Classroom examples illustrate the research.
Learning As Synaptic Change
This module presents researchers investigating the structural changes involved in learning. Research conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris shows that the learning process involves the formation of new brain connections and the elimination of others. Other researchers dispel the myth of brain loss in aging, present evidence of changes at the cellular level, and revi
Visual Information Processing: Elementary Concepts
This module depicts the original pioneering research on how the brain’s visual systems transmit and encode information. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, present their work on the visual cortex of the monkey using x-ray images. Two Nobel laureates also recount their serendipitous discovery of “feature detector” cells in the striate cortex that
Which school-based elements of partnership in initial teacher training in the UK support trainee tea
A systematic review of research evidence on effective school-based partnership in ITT using the EPPI protocol.
RHINOs: Really Here In Name Only (March 2001)
This TTA legacy document reports on a small-scale research project that examined disaffection among a group of students attending a High School in Norwich.
General Teaching Council for England: Research for Teachers
The 'Research for Teachers' (formerly 'Research of the Month') section of the GTCE website contains research summaries aimed at supporting teachers in utilising the implications of research in their classrooms.
(R&DA 25) The Development of Professional Knowledge for Teaching Historical Enquiry and Historical I
This project in the Oxford Internship Scheme investigated trainee teachers’ professional knowledge for teaching historical enquiry and historical interpretation. The study found that discovering students’ preconceptions of enquiry and interpretation was essential. The partnership generated a list of shared objectives. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and anima
(R&DA 26) The Development of Professional Knowledge in ITE for Teaching Sustainable Development thro
This study investigated subject knowledge for teaching in Geography and also dealt with training for teaching controversial issues. Teaching Sustainable Development provides challenges for students because it is contested, value laden and provisional. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Effective Classroom Organisation in Primary Schools: Mathematics
This resource is a TRIPS summary of research which questions the practice of setting by ability in lower Key Stage 2 mathematics lessons. It aims to evaluate the impact of setting, as opposed to mixed ability grouping, on children’s attainment in mathematics.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Historical References in the Arts
Learner Team members and students examine costume designs for Parade, focusing on how the designs help convey character. They interpret works by painter René Magritte and choreographer Alwin Nikolais, discovering influences on the creators of Quidam. They also conduct research into the history of street performance and report their findings, in the role of art historian.
Physical education Differentiation
Physical education Differentiation I am researching inclusive PE lessons and the need for differentiation for the inclusion of all learners. I also need to link this to the role of competition in a inclusive PE learning environment. My research is focused on key stage 1/2 and PE lessons.
Physical education Sport
I'm planning to do a research project on physical education at primary school, and how much participation children do of physical sport ouside of school. Where can I find information? 7-11 year olds , key stage 2 , P.E
Physical education Mixed sex
Is there any recent research into mixed sex physical education lessons? I was looking to see if this had any effect on disaffection.
The Microbial Universe
The world of microorganisms is a dynamic one, and all other life forms depend on microbial metabolic activity. Recent genetic research has uncovered only about one percent of the microbes that remain to be discovered.